Back in the 1990s, the Sundays of many teenagers were not complete if they were not able to watch the popular youth-oriented Filipino television drama series Tabing Ilog. Now, after almost two decades after the show’s final episode was aired, so much have changed in the lives of the series’ main characters.
On YouTube, WhatsUp Pinoy uploaded a video which shares the present life of Tabing Ilog‘s main cast John Lloyd Cruz, Kaye Abad, Jodi Sta. Maria, Baron Geisler, Patrick Garcia, Paula Peralejo, Paulo Contis, and Desiree del Valle.
Cruz, who played the role of Rovic, is now one of the country’s most popular leading men.
Abad, who played the role of Eds or Ponyang and was Cruz’s onscreen parter in Tabing Ilog, continued acting after the series. She, on the other hand, is not that active in showbiz anymore and is now happily married with ex-Pinoy Big Brother housemate Paul Jake Castillo.
Sta. Maria, who portrayed the character of Georgina or George, had taken many supporting roles after Tabing Ilog. A major turn in her career happened when she was chosen to be the lead character in the record-holding daytime show Be Careful With My Heart. She is now one of the well-loved actresses in Philippine television.
Geisler, who played the role of Fonzy, had been in numerous films after Tabing Ilog, and most of his films are critically-acclaimed. He, however, has been involved in several controversies.
Garcia, who portrayed the character of James, also continued to become an actor after the Sunday TV series. He is now married to non-showbiz partner Nikka Martinez.
Peralejo, who played the role of Anne, later on left the entertainment industry to study at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy, Minor in Tourism. She is now married and is proud to have explored 73 of the 81 Philippine provinces. She is currently busy with her travel agency.
Contis, who was Badong in the series, left ABS-CBN after Tabing Ilog. He molded himself into both a comedian and a villain.
Del Valle, who starred in the Tabing Ilog as Corrine, has been known for being a great kontrabida, and a good supporting actress, as well. She is now engaged to her Flordeliza co-star and long-time partner Boom Labrusca.
To know more about the cast of Tabing Ilog, watch this video: